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Tag Archive: history

10 Best Scouting Overnights in Texas

Scouting offers so many amazing opportunities for kids and their families, but one of the often overlooked ones is Scout Overnights!  Many of the favorite fun destinations in Texas also offer educational overnights… Continue reading

An evening at Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie

One of our annual Christmas events is an evening in Waxahachie at Bethlehem Revisited, an incredible re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, as well as a glimpse into the daily life of the… Continue reading

Touring Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

On our last day in Louisiana, we left the congestion of New Orleans, and headed out over the swamps and then through fields of sugar cane to Vacherie.  Here we followed the directional… Continue reading

New Orleans Cemetery Tour, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

One of the things I insisted on doing before we left New Orleans was a tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, in the historic Garden District!  The cemetery is the oldest and 3rd… Continue reading

15 Uniquely Texas Things to do this November

After we cheer on the Houston Astros in tonight’s final game of the World Series, here’s a list of all the fun things to do this month across the Lone Star State! 1.… Continue reading

Star of the Republic Museum, Washington

Once Texas earned it’s independence from Mexico in 1836, it was it’s own country until 1846 when it joined the United States as the 28th state.  The Star of the Republic Museum is… Continue reading

Crystal Canyon Natural Area, Arlington

Last year, our school district started 1/2 days on the last day of the 6 weeks, and we were more than happy to take advantage of a half day of school on a… Continue reading